Paradis native rising through MMA ranks

Derrick Rawls has loved fighting as long as he can remember.

The Paradis native grew up watching the choreographed battles of the WWE, where his favorite wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin ruled the ring. Spawned from that interest, he developed an appreciation of the burgeoning sport of mixed martial arts, and eventually began honing the craft of jiu jitsu. […]


Don Raymond paved the way

For not a tragic accident that cost him his life at the age of 16, Don Raymond would be fresh off celebrating his 68th birthday. But though his life was cut short, he left a lasting legacy as a phenom – and a pioneer – in prep athletics. […]